This sort of "our voices aren't heard" nonsense always comes loudest from people who aren't actually saying anything. For example, I'd be willing to bet that you've never bothered to talk to a representative of your government about anything that you claim you're interested in. When was the last time you went to phone bank for NARAL, or walked a picket line with your friendly local union, or did anything at all but bitch about things?
Doing stuff like that tends to kill defeatist bullshit dead. You should give it a try. Looks like the nutjob coathanger fans are going out to bring back the days of the back-alley abortion clinic, so there's work to be done there. You could maybe go out and teach people about using encryption, if you're worried about the NSA and such like. Or maybe you could start lobbying about something to do with handgun control, I know that's one you're concerned with. All of these things need actual effort. None of them need "it's hopeless because the rich people control everything". "They" only control things if you sit on your couch and leave it up to them.
Ah, well that clears everything up. If I don't agree with you, I'm an idiot? Always a convincing argument, but since I'm an idiot I'm not being convinced by it.